Local Discourse of Muslim Women's Leadership and Citizenship: A Case Study of Female Posyandu in Tasikmalaya
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- Constructed Kodrat Perempuan, leadership, and cultural citizenship
Woman's citizenship has been neglected, considered as second-class citizen due to the social forces that includes the perceived kodrat perempuan (constructed woman's nature) norm that restrict her social engagement. The previous studies inform that the norm is generally seen as mainly restricting factor. It is therefore woman's social engagement is restrictive and stagnant. The present study contends this finding and argues that it is not an essential value as perceived by feminists, but a fluid one because it is nurtured, changes from time to time and is different from one place to another. Different from feminist's stand, this study perceives that women in dealing with the restricting function of the constructed kodrat perempuan actually often find ways to extend their role and status. It is therefore her social engagement is dynamic. Using a descriptive analytic method and Anthony Giddens's perspective of agency, this study answers the research question "how Muslim women cadres of Posyandu in the Regency and City of Tasikmalaya tackle the barriers they faced in enabling and enacting leadership?" The researcher identifies internal and external factors that influence their perception of kodrat and relates their perceptions to their social engagement as leaders of the cadres of Posnyandu in the villages of this Regency and City. The data which were collected through observation, interview, and library review are interpreted in the nuance of cultural citizenship. The study finds that through these restricted rooms and opportunities perpetuated by the norm of the constructed kodrat, some female cadres initially take advantages of their supporting internal and external factors in tackling barriers in their leadership at Posyandu's activities, and later on manage to exercise citizenship as men do and to certain extents even more creative and greater role rather than some men can do.
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TY - CONF AU - Mr Kusmana PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Local Discourse of Muslim Women's Leadership and Citizenship: A Case Study of Female Posyandu in Tasikmalaya BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 235 EP - 238 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.51 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.51 ID - Kusmana2017/11 ER -